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Burn Accident Statistics

Did you know that nearly half a million burn injuries are treated each year in the United States? There is also a civilian fire that happens every 2 hours and 40 minutes in this country, and there is a civilian fire injury happening every 34 minutes. Of the fires reported in 2015, 48 percent of those happened outside and 37 percent happened in structures like houses and other buildings. 13 percent of those fires were vehicle fires. There are many types of burns. Common burns include chemical burns, electric burns, friction burns, and flame injuries. Many burn injuries are preventable. Sometimes, burn...

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At Least 8 Hurt in Long Island City Apartment Fire

At Least 8 Hurt in Long Island City Apartment Fire

This is an emerging story. As more information becomes available about this story, we will keep you posted. A fire in Long Island City in Queens that broke out late Tuesday caused injury to eight people. At least one of these people was seriously injured. The fire started at an apartment on the first floor of a building located on 46th Avenue. It started around 10:40 at night. Many people inside the building heard sounds like an explosion and realized something was wrong. Firefighters ran to the first floor after they heard that a man was trapped inside. FDNY Deputy Chief Mark Ferran said, "He...

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Phelps Cabin Fire Being Investigated

This story is recent and developing so the details are scarce. We will keep you updated as the story develops. A cabin fire was reported on West Townline Road in Phelps on Saturday evening. The call came in at around 7:45 in the evening. The Junius and Oaks Corners fire departments were called to the scene. Crews who were at the scene confirmed it was a fully-involved cabin fire. There was smoke visible in the sky. As more information becomes available, we will let you know. It is unclear what caused the fire, and it is not known if anyone was injured in...

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Update: Man Who Died in Trump Tower Fire Was Respected Art Dealer

This story is an update on a story we reported on last week. Todd Brassner, the man who was killed in the Trump Tower fire, was well-known for having a kind heart and was also a respected art dealer. He was a 67-year-old man who lived on the 50th floor of the Manhattan building. He died while at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital on Saturday night. He passed away a short while after being taken to the hospital in critical condition. Fire marshals were at the building investigating the cause of the fire that broke out at around 5:30 in the evening. Six...

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Fire Causes Bank in Port Byron to Close

In Port Byron, a bank will be closed for several days after a fire broke out in the building. The bank in questions was Savannah Bank, and the fire happened on Thursday evening. Someone walking past the building noticed there was a fire and called 911 just before 7 at night. This information came from a Cayuga County 911 dispatcher. The bank is located at 126 Main Street. Initial reports indicate that a chair was on fire inside of the bank and that the fire might have been caused by an electrical spark from a fixture above the chair. Firefighters extinguished the fire...

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Fire in Schenectady Displaces Residents

A fire that happened on April 10, 2018, in Schenectady, New York, displaced residents of an apartment building. Residents of the building that was located on Albany Street had to flee from the fire. It appears that no injuries have been reported. The fire happened at around 7:30 at night at 864 Albany Street. Smoke was in the building and firefighters were called, and they had to help some residents out of the building. This information comes from Assistant Fire Chief Michael Gillespie. The Red Cross arrived and helped residents by offering them accommodations for the night. Firefighters said the fire started in...

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3 People Hurt in Fire in Brooklyn

On April 11, three people were injured in Brooklyn in a fire. This happened when a four-alarm fire went through a home on Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out at a house on 63rd Street in Bensonhurst at around 3 in the afternoon. The smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. One resident of the building and two of the firefighters were hurt in the blaze. It appears that their injuries were minor. A fire truck headed to the scene was also involved in a small accident while on the way. The injuries in this accident are reported to be minor, too. Have...

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